Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID30616
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateCO
LocalitySan Juan drainage, upper
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NamePiedra
HUC8 Number14080102
Map
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Collection Year1982
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1578
Author:Tyus, H.M., B.D. Burdick, R.A. Valdez, C.M. Haynes, T.A. Lytle, and C.R. Berry.
Date:1982
Title:Fishes of the upper Colorado basin: distribution, abundance, and status.
Publisher:Western Division, American Fisheries Society.
Pages:12-70
Reference 2
Ref. Number:1411
Author:Lynch, J.D.
Date:1988
Title:Introduction, establishment, and dispersal of western mosquitofish in Nebraska (Actinopterygii:Poeciliidae).
Journal:Prarie Naturalist
Volume:20
Issue:4
Pages:203-216
CommentsLynch 1988 states that within the U.S., the introductions primarily invovled G. affinis, the western mosquitofish.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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